Andrew McCrosson, former treasurer for U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, admitted today to embezzling nearly half a million dollars during his 15-year run with LoBiondo.
McCrosson is the former mayor of Upper Township, N.J. and former Ventnor city adminstrator. LoBiondo is New Jersey’s 2nd District Republican congressman.
McCrosson worked for LoBiondo until LoBiondo hired treasurer Douglas Heun last year. The guilty pleas of wire fraud and embezzlement come with maximum sentences of 20 and five years in federal prison.
Between 1995 and 2010, as the Press of Atlantic City reports, McCrosson wrote $458,000 in unauthorized checks to himself and attempted to cover his tracks by fudging the campaign budget. The Federal Elections Commission became suspicious last fall when Heun’s amdended treasury report showed an almost $300,000 discrepancy.